Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar appear at Christmas parade hours before their son Josh’s child pornography trial
JIM Bob and Michelle Duggar looked gleeful as they attended a Christmas parade this weekend despite their son Josh’s impending child pornography trial.
The Counting On stars continued to celebrate the holidays with loved ones as Josh prepares for his hearing on Tuesday.
Jim Bob, 56, and Michelle, 55, appeared in a Christmas parade with their children and grandchildren this weekend.
The reality stars smiled happily on a float while holding their granddaughter Gracie as they were carried between trees covered in fairy lights and festive decorations.
The couple did not appear to be bothered at all by their son Josh’s child pornography trial on November 30.
The snap was shared by a fan on Reddit, who noted that the couple were participating in the “Springdale Christmas Parade” with their son Jed and his wife Katey.
Fans were stunned by the family’s optimism despite the serious accusations against their eldest son.
“Imagine having so much misplaced trust that you put yourself, your family and your mock political race in a public parade less than 48 hours before your son’s trial for CSAM begins,” said one of the them.
They added, “Oh have the bravado of a mediocre white man in America….”
“Why are they smiling like nothing has happened when their golden boy is about to be tried for a horrific crime?” A second agreed.
A third guessed, “Those a ** holes won’t smile in 2 weeks,” while a fourth said, “They should have Josh on their knees if they think he’s so innocent.”
“These people are not ashamed. It’s amazing,” another said briefly.
JOSH’S DESTINY AWAITS
Josh Duggar, 33, is only hours away from his trial and faces charges of one count of receiving child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.
The former 19 Kids and Counting star was housebound until her trial and lived with third-party caretakers LaCount and Maria Reber, who are longtime friends of her parents.
In April Josh pleaded not guilty to the charges against him, but Homeland Security Special Agent Gerald Faulkner told a court hearing in May that downloads made from a specific file were “among the five worst worst I’ve ever had.” examine. “
The postponed trial could last until December 3.
The Sun exclusively revealed from court documents that the state plans to use its previous sexual assault scandal, for which he was never charged, during the trial and is asking the court for permission to do so. November 29.
In 2015, a police report was released revealing that her father Jim Bob confessed to local authorities that Josh fondled the breasts and genitals of five young girls while they slept in the family home in 2006.
The state plans to use the police report at trial because it shows its alleged “sexual interest in young girls.”
Josh has defended himself against the prosecution being able to mention the indecent assault scandal, and a judge will rule on the argument today.
Recently, during a hearing in federal court, the prosecution mentioned that Josh’s father would be one of their proposed witnesses.
Despite his impending child pornography trial, Josh recently welcomed his seventh child alongside his wife Anna.
The couple share Mackynzie, 12, Michael, 10, Marcus, eight, Meredith, six, Mason, four, Maryella, two, and now Madyson who was born earlier this month.
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